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Archivos de cardiología de México

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GOMEZ-SANCHEZ, Mario; SOULE-EGEA, Mauricio; HERRERA-ALARCON, Valentín  and  BARRAGAN-GARCIA, Rodolfo. The cardiovascular surgeon and the Syntax score. Arch. Cardiol. Méx. [online]. 2015, vol.85, n.1, pp.50-58. ISSN 1665-1731.

The Syntax score has been established as a tool to determine the complexity of coronary artery disease and as a guide for decision-making among coronary artery bypass surgery and percutaneous coronary intervention. The purpose of this review is to systematically examine what the Syntax score is, and how the surgeon should integrate the information in the selection and treatment of patients. We reviewed the results of the SYNTAX Trial, the clinical practice guidelines, as well as the benefits and limitations of the score. Finally we discuss the future directions of the Syntax score.

Keywords : Syntax; Coronary artery bypass grafting; Percutaneous coronary intervention; Coronary multivessel disease; Mexico.

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